A hotel was thriving in the heart of a city. A decade after it had opened its door one thing was clear – the hotel needed a new outfit.
We were supposed to redesign the entrance hall and the lobby with the reception for the Subotica’s hotel Galleria. What they wanted was a more attractive and exclusive look. We decided to try to do something more, so its spirit can match the location. That is why we did our best to interpret art nouveau in a modern way. By the way, art nouveau is something Subotica is well-known all over Europe.
How was the story going?
The logo of the hotel Galleria was leading us. The remarkable perforated metal surfaces in the hall were designed to remind of it. We stayed loyal to the standard colors of the hotel, although they were combined in a bit unusual way. It went smoothly. Just like the way few bright colors on a big decorative wall surrounded and highlighted the logo. On the other hand, pillars got the uniquely designed ceramic tiles, made in worldwide famous Zsolnay ceramics factory
You know that time passes by, but it can’t take away not even a tiny bit of dignity and glamour. Time didn’t take away organic forms and floral shapes – they stayed within the hotel.
We rounded off the space trusted to us by using light granite ceramics and oak linings. This part of the hotel was planned to talk loudly about the art nouveau. That’s why even the decoration (round lamps and pendants with brass details) does the same.
Just as with all our projects – we couldn’t forget about the functionality of the space. The sitting area used to be big and with all identical tables and sofas. However, we wanted to change it so it can match different guest’s affinities. We transformed the big one into a few small sitting areas, open and closed ones. All of them now have different types of furniture so everyone could feel welcome here.
The story will come to its end outside of the hotel. Actually, in front of it, where Galleria meets wonderful Subotica so they can be proud of art nouveau together. We designed a mini square at this place. Square with a fountain and some special urban benches became a warm welcome for the hotel’s guests. At the same time, citizens of Subotica got one more place to enjoy their time together.